Kingsport City Schools Announces Free Meals for Kids - August 3-7, 2020 Only

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Due to the one-week delay in the start of the Kingsport City Schools school year, (KCS start date now Monday, August 10, 2020) the KCS School Nutrition Services department will meet the nutritional needs of our community's children during the week prior to school, August 3-7, 2020. All KCS schools (with the exception of Palmer Center, D-B EXCEL and Cora Cox Academy) will distribute meals on-site and school buses will travel their normal bus routes. 

Free breakfast and lunch will be served one week only during Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7, 2020 to all children 18 years of age or younger. "Grab and Go" meals will be provided from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at school sites and via school bus delivery. There are no income requirements to participate in this meals program. 

Much like the meal distribution process during our spring closure, the child must be present at the distribution site or school bus stop to receive a meal - one meal per child. The child does not have to be a KCS student to receive a meal. 

KCS school bus routes can be found on - Families - Bus Routes or by clicking here. If you do not see a bus or cannot go to a school site for a meal, please call (423) 392.4670 and leave a voicemail to schedule a delivery. 

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

For more information on KCS, visit, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, download our mobile app for Apple/Android devices or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District), Instagram (@kcs_district), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools), and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).